A movie I went to Schaumburg last Friday to see is coming to Crystal Lake and other AMC theaters in the Chicago area, including Round Lake and South Barrington.
It’s called “Obama’s America 2016.”
The scholar-president of King’s College in New York City, Dinesh D’Souza, wrote a book on the same subject as the movie entitled, ‘The Roots of Obama’s Rage.”
D’Souza interviews various folks from Obama’s youth in a calm voice, asking questions that seemed pretty neutral to me.
He attempts to discover Obama’s world veiw. “Welt Anschauung,” of you are into German.
D’Souza does it from an immigrant’s point of view. He said that had he stayed in India, as his family wished, he probably would have spent his life within one mile of where he was born.
He is the same age as the President, was married in the same year and has about the same color skin, as he points out.
D’Souza concludes that Obama has adopted an anti-colonial view as a result of his father’s views and that of other males he knew while he was growing up.
And that Obama considers the United States one of the colonial nations.
The is reflected in many of the President’s decisions, D’Souza argues, running from increasing the national debt to decreasing the number of nuclear bombs in the country.
I think I would have to see the movie again to be able to articulate the author’s take on how Obama’s upbringing affects his policy decisions.
And I may do that Friday night at the Crystal Lake movie theater.
The graphic of various counties around the world showing the number of nuclear weapons for each and Obama’s goal to reduce our inventory to 300 from 1,500 brought the thought that world politics would be very much like those in Bismark’s time–a Balance of Power situation with many nations having roughly equal power and coalitions deciding winners and losers on the world military stage.
The interview with Obama’s half brother in Kenya, who lives in a hut about five feet wide was oh, so politically correct, at least at first.
As if reading from a script he answered the question about why Obama did not help him raise his economic status by saying that Obama had his own family to take care of.
Then, not so politically correct, he voiced his view that the British had left Kenya too soon.
He pointed to South Korea, South Africa and Chili as countries with similar economies when the British left Kenya.
Now, he observed that all but Kenya had made it out of Third World (not his phrase) status.
Quite a counterpoint to D’Souza’s take on Obama’s views.
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Short bio of Dinesh D’Souza
Born in Mumbai, India Dinesh D’Souza has truly lived the American Dream. He moved to the United States to attend Dartmouth College and upon graduation he went to work in the Reagan White House as a policy analyst.
He has been a fellow of the Hoover Institute at Stanford University and the American Enterprise Institute. He is also the author of the New York Times Bestseller The Roots of Obama’s Rage. His other book titles include the popular
- What’s So Great About Christianity,
- Letters to a Young Conservative, and
- The End of Racism
He is a popular speaker and has appeared on Hannity, The Colbert Report, Glenn Beck and Politically Incorrect.